The INTO Difference
INTO aims to deliver the best educational experiences at its centres, providing investment in facilities and resources to improve our partners' campuses and enhance quality and performance management systems.
We have learned a number of things from INTO. First of all, their marketing ability is fantastic and we’ve looked very closely at what they do and how they go about it, particular techniques, which markets, ideas they have and we’ve actually gone and ‘stolen’ them, to be honest, for our own benefit and it’s been fascinating for us and a great learning experience! That’s actually the beauty of partnership, learning from each other.
Professor Mike Mannion
Pro Vice Chancellor International, Glasgow Caledonian University
The benefits are significant. The academic staff have really started to think about internationalization.
Dr. Glen Besterfield
Center Director, INTO University of South Florida
INTO is helping us break the crucial link between the 4-year degree in Scotland and the 3-year degree in England, so the year at INTO forms the first of those 4 years. It’s an integrated programme and that helps tremendously in reducing the cost which can be a significant burden to some of our international intake.
Executive Director of Finance, Glasgow Caledonian University
The INTO centre on campus has given a real international student feel: a very modern, very bright centre - it has helped us sell the benefits of the international student experience on the University of East Anglia campus.
Head of Marketing and Admissions, University of East Anglia
The ‘elan’ and ‘dynamism’ associated with the characters in the senior management team at INTO has been really pleasurable. As critical friends, they have given us a real prod in some of our strategic directions which is really welcomed. It’s been a delightful consequence that I wasn’t expecting at all.
Dr. Richard Harvey
Dean, University of East Anglia, London
The INTO partnership has been incredibly successful for our University. It’s exceeded all the predictions we had. We knew it would do well but we really have been amazed by its success. The most obvious benefit that the INTO network has is the incredible marketing and representational expertise that INTO brings; we couldn’t do it on our own, we absolutely couldn’t.
Professor Steve Smith
Vice Chancellor, University of Exeter
The partnership has underpinned a range of jobs within the academic faculties and it’s also created large numbers of jobs within the INTO centre itself. When we first handed over the language centre to INTO, there were 27 staff and there’s now roughly a 100 INTO staff in the centre.
Professor Tony Stevenson
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Planning and Resources, Newcastle University
The partnership has expertise in understanding markets and the market dynamic.
Director of Marketing, Communications and Sales, City University London
The partnership has had a significant impact in our business practices and the way we look at things. A good case in point, at OSU it took us a couple of weeks to turn applications around and you’re competing in a market place where time is of essence so one of the things the partnership brought was a sense of urgency.
Dr. Sabah Randhawa
Provost and Executive Vice President, Oregon State University